You must be registered for TBEX North America 2017 to participate in these workshops. Sign up is required for all workshops. If you are not currently registered, please click HERE to register for TBEX North America 2017 now.


Photography Workshop

Date & Time: May 3rd, 9 am – 5 pm
Number of Participants: 10
Attire: Comfortable shoes for walking
Cost: Free
Location: Meeting location will be announced
Led by: Ajay Sood

Description: Spanning 112 verdant acres, Huntsville Botanical Garden provides a captivating backdrop for the TBEX North America 2017 Photography Workshop. Having just completed a massive renovation, including the addition of a spectacular events venue, the lush, sprawling grounds here include 18 gardens and trails, unique art and sculpture pieces, and the nation’s largest seasonal butterfly house.

Multi-Award winning professional travel photographer Ajay Sood (Travelure) will lead our small-group Photography Workshop. His deeply inspiring photography has been featured in NatGeo Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller, Huffington Post, JetWings International, and several other publications. Also a Photo Educator and Photo Jurist, Ajay has conducted over 100 photo workshops. This TBEX North America Photography Workshop will be a tremendous opportunity for learning the most ideal and successful methods for capturing iconic shots as well as lessons on what defines a great photograph … all under the tutelage of a Master Photographer.


Writing Workshop

Date & Time: May 4th, 9 am – 5 pm
Number of Participants: 10
Cost: $250
Location: VonBraun Center (meet at 8:30am for transportation)
Led by: Don George

Description: This small-group workshop will focus on the art and craft of travel writing: how to find, shape and build a successful travel story. What will make your travel story stand out from the crowd? We’ll also talk about travel publishing options in 2017 and the different writing requirements for different media. And we’ll talk about being a travel writer in the field – when I land in a place, how do I move through it, how do I process it, what am I looking for? The workshop will be a mix of lecture and in-the-field writing exercises and discussion. My goal is for you to come away from this workshop with a clear sense of your options for travel publishing, how to construct a compelling travel story, what it takes to break into different media and how to move from one level to the next, and how to apprehend and evoke a place most effectively as a travel writer. the next, and how to apprehend and evoke a place most effectively as a travel writer.

Don wrote the book on travel writing. Literally. He’s the author of “Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing,” the best-selling travel writing guide in the world. He’s been Travel Editor at the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle and, and Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet. He’s currently Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler and Special Features Editor for BBC Travel, editing the Chance Encounters column. Don is the author of “The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George,” and has edited eleven award-winning travel anthologies published by Lonely Planet; his own writing has garnered more than a dozen Lowell Thomas Writing Awards. He’s also the co-founder and chairman of the acclaimed Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference.

Workshop registration is non-refundable



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